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WEB PORTALS

DEFINITION
A web portal is a website that brings information together from diverse sources in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information (a portlet); often, the user can configure which ones to display. Apart from the standard search engines feature, web portals offer other services such as e-mail, news, stock prices, information, databases and entertainment. Portals provide a way for enterprises to provide a consistent look and feel with access control and procedures for multiple applications and databases, which otherwise would have been different entities altogether. Examples of public web portals are AOL, Excite, Net vibes, I Google, MSN, Naver, India times, Rediff, Sify and Yahoo!. A Web site or service that offers a broad array of resources and services, such as e-mail, forums, search engines, and on-line shopping malls. The first Web portals were online services, such as AOL, that provided access to the Web, but by now most of the traditional search engines have transformed themselves into Web portals to attract and keep a larger audience. A portal is a place that people look for information. People might turn to particular portals first because they are fairly certain that they will find the information they want there. Yahoo has become a popular portal because it provides reliable and comprehensive listings of things on the Net. Netscape has built a big portal business simply by programming its browser to open at its home page by default... Persuading Internet users to pause at a portal can be quite valuable. The portals carry advertising, and revenue from that already reaches into the millions of dollars. A portal is an Internet gateway, Portals evolved out of search engines and directories by adding useful services like stock quotes and free email. Instead of just being a gateway to other sites, they strive to become "sticky." Leading portals like Yahoo, get upwards of 32 million visitors a month, with over 35% market share, according to Relevant Knowledge.

With the introduction of Web portals, the Web is in the process of reinventing itself once again. This change may prove to be more far-reaching than any other change to hit the Web, and it will change the way that university and corporate Web pages are built, the organizational structures used to build them, and the fundamental way that people use the Web. Portals are not a fad or a new name for something that weve been doing all along. They will turn the Web from an institution-centric repository of information and applications to a dynamic user-centric collection of everything useful to a particular person in a particular role. Instead of a single home page that proclaims identically to all who visit how grand the institution is, portals will give nearly every user a customized, personalizable, unique Web page.

VARIOUS WEB PORTALS


Experienceholder.com Naukrihub Times Jobs www.esourceindia.in Monster India Employment Boss Click Jobs Recruit Rediff Job Search Bixee Career Khazana Indian Job Site Placement India Jobs Bazaar India Jobs Bank Bharat Careers Jobs DB India

Career Age Freshers World Career India Career1000 Alltimejobs Career Mosaic India Scratchjobs.com

PORTALS USED AT GENPACT

Recruitmrnt at Genpact is a series of steps which have been explained in detail,below.Recruitment at Genpact is done through NCR Calling,direct walkins and through the data given by the company through various portals Timesjob.com Naukari.com Monster.com

Lining up the candidate via portals is a three step procedure: 1. Screening the CVs 2. Calling up the shortlisted ones 3. Lining up candidates Company uses the above portals, which help in screening the CVs and lining them up. Each and every employee here at Genpact has their own systems unique id and password through which they can log in and have access over the portals. Screening of the CVs is done, taking this as the basis calling is made to those who have been shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates are now being interviewed over the call and based on their discussion with the respective team members they are being lined up for the further process.

All the interns were given data,the data was from the portals used here at Genpact.We were supposed to call them,check their communication skills and their education qualification. Based on our conversation, the candidates were line up for interview. But later we realized that the footfall was not much in comparison with the calling we do and the reason was that many people do not upgrade their CVs and as a result they get a call for the position they have written and not the updated one, which leads to time,cost wastage and afcorse reduction in footfall. But as per my discussion with my mentor we came up to a conclusion that I will create my own data sheet through referencing. Calling it and lining up the candidates for interview at Genpact. Comparing footfall of my own created datasheet and the data provided via portals.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE RECRUITMENT


Online recruitment, e-recruitment, or web based recruitment is the use of online technology or the internet to attract candidates and aid the recruitment process. For most recruiters this usually means using ones own company website, a third-party job site or job board, a CV database, social media or search engine marketing as part of the recruitment process. Online recruitment is now a standard part of the recruitment process for many companies and organizations. But why? And is it worth it? In other words, what are the advantages and disadvantages of online recruitment?

ADVANTAGES
1. Online recruitment is cost effective: Putting a job vacancy on your own company website costs you nothing while putting one on a job board usually only costs a couple of hundred pounds or euros. When you consider that a recruitment consultant fee for a candidate could be anything up to 20% of the first years salary, and that advertising in a national newspaper can cost thousands, you can immediately see the cost savings possible with online recruitment.

2. Online recruitment is quick: A job vacancy can be put on a job site in the morning, the first applications arrive by lunchtime, and a candidate interviewed by the end of the day. Of course, it isnt always like this. It isnt even often like this. But the fact that such things do happen so quickly gives an indication of just how quick recruiting online can be.

3. Online recruitment gives you a better chance of success: Traditional print advertising be it national, local or trade press faces limitations: the success of a vacancy advertisement depends on people happening upon the ad on a particular page in a particular issue. Online recruitment is different. A job vacancy advertisement on a job board or website is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for as long as you desire. Candidates can come back to it again and again. And from office administrator to Financial Director: they are all online.

4. Online recruitment gives you a bigger audience: Many people new to online recruitment think it is only effective if you are looking for young net-savvy Facebook-type people. This simply isnt the case. Research consistently shows that the average age of candidates using online recruitment channels is around 35 years old. And the trend is up. Online recruitment is now a standard part of most peoples job hunting no matter what level or age.

5.Online recruitment is easy: Posting a job on your own site is straightforward enough. Most job sites and CV databases are very user-friendly and you dont need to have an in-depth knowledge of IT to post a vacancy advertisement. Usually, all you need is your job description, a bit of time and a credit card. And, if you have any problems the job board sales team is there to help you. Its even Easter to post a job on Twitter, LinkedIn or Faceb ook and they are free.

6. Displaying large amount of information in a single page.

7. Information can be fragmented into simple small windows which can be placed anywhere on the page.

8. A particular window has two modes View and Edit. View is the default for displaying information and edit is used to for editing the information.

9. Developers in a team can work on any particular portlet (window) without interfering with other developers work.

10. Portals provide security, look and feel out of the box and everything is dynamically updatable.

DISADVANTAGES
1. Too many candidates: While you may wonder how too many candidates applying for your job could ever count as a disadvantage, it is a fact that dealing with inappropriate, irrelevant and bad candidates is the bugbear of many a HR manager. Candidate spam can waste a lot of time. However, with a bit of thought about what job site you use, how you write your job description and using candidate screening and filtering tools on job boards, it is possible to reduce the number irrelevant applicants.

2. It wont always work: Thats right. Online recruitment wont always work. Not every job vacancy you post can or will be filled online. There will always be difficult-to-fill jobs that can only be filled by recruitment consultants, headhunters or in other ways. However, most companies tend to hire for pretty standard job roles so this is seldom an issue. And with more and more job seekers choosing the web to look for jobs, and more and more job sites and job boards specializing in ever more diverse areas, those difficult-to-fill jobs are becoming fewer and fewer

4. Higher complexity:

Additional configuration (e.g. portlet.xml, Portal server) Communication between Portlets using Events is not trivial (it is also not trivial if two applications communicate without portlets, of course) Several restrictions when developing a web application within a Portlet. Additional testing efforts (test your web applications and test it within a Portal and all its Portal features.

5. Slow: Updating one portlet results in updating all the other portlets with normal http request and response.